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Crop Harvest Earth Organic Artisanal Vodka

Crop Harvest Earth
Organic Artisanal Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

While many companies say they're concerned about the environment, the folks at the Crop Harvest Earth Company are actually working in concert with nature. They've created a line of handcrafted vodkas with light carbon footprints and world-class reputations for quality and taste. In part what makes these spirits special is the grain used to distill Crop Harvest Earth Organic Artisanal Vodkas is USDA and EU certified organic, which is good for the environment. Plus, clean, pure ingredients make for a clean, pure vodka. Frankly, drinking responsibly has never tasted so good.

Made in Princeton, Minnesota, Crop Vodkas are distilled entirely from organic grain harvested from fertile, healthy soil that's free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals. Each batch of Crop is column-distilled to remove impurities and their unwanted flavors. In addition, the vodka is distilled so efficiently that no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required—thereby saving resources and energy. The vodka is bottled at 40% alcohol (80 proof).

The capstone of the ultra-classy range is Crop Harvest Earth Organic Artisanal Vodka. It has pristine clarity, a medium-weight, satiny textured body and a dry, spicy, grainy and herbaceous nose. Its abundant aromatics put other grain vodkas to shame. The vodka raises little heat upon entry and quickly expands filling the mouth with the flavors of semisweet corn, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of clove. The finish is long and spicy warm.

Crop Harvest Organic Vodka has sufficient character to make it ideal for use in a bevy of craft cocktails. Far from a neutral spirit, the vodka's aromatics and splash of flavor are easily discernible and contribute to the depth of a drink.

Thankfully the company decided to follow-up its initial vodka release with the introduction of four, 70-proof flavored expressions. Picking a favorite among the vodka quartet is no easy task.

The most singular of these flavored marvels is Crop Harvest Earth Organic Tomato Vodka. The crystal clear spirit has a generous allotment of vegetal aromas and flavors that are dead ringers for a freshly sliced Heirloom tomato. There's not a Bloody Mary alive that wouldn't benefit from a healthy dose of this vodka. Guaranteed there's nothing like it on your backbar.

Equally enticing is Crop Harvest Earth Organic Cucumber Vodka. It's made with ripe, organically grown cucumbers from the American Midwest. The result is a crisp, clean spirit brimming with the character of sun-ripened cucumbers. It's an impressive accomplishment perfectly instep with contemporary drink making.

The same holds true for the Crop Harvest Earth Organic Meyer Lemon Vodka, which is a remarkably zesty and refreshing vodka made from organic fruit. It has a captivating set of citrus notes and a vibrant lemon flavor. While a natural featured in a Martini, don't miss out on the chance to sip this marvelous vodka neat, or a few ice cubes. You'll be amazed at how good it tastes served on it's own.

The last member of the acclaimed portfolio is Crop Harvest Earth Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka, a delectable seasonal offering imbued with the color, aroma and flavor of spiced pumpkin pie. An added benefit is it's not sweet, but rather a skillfully balanced, dessert-like spirit.

Here's an artisanal brand that respects both Mother Earth and the imbibers' well being. Kudos and cheers!